제주 가마오름 일제 동굴진지

Gamaoreum Japanese Cavern Site


Useful Information

Location: At the southernmost tip of Jeju island. From Hamosangga follow coast road south, turn left in the middle of the small bay near Budapest Inn.
Open: no restrictions.
[2020]
Fee: free.
[2020]
Classification: SubterraneaWorld War II Bunker
Light: bring torch
Dimension: Ar=15,854m²
Guided tours: n/a
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Gamaoreum Japanese Cavern Site, 316 Sangmo-ri, Daejeong-eup Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Tel: +82-31-222-0142, Fax: +82-,
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History

1940 begin of construction during the Japanes occupation.
1945 completed.
04-DEC-2006 designated as Korea's National Registered Cultural Property No. 308.

Description

제주 가마오름 일제 동굴진지 (Jeju Gamaoreum Japanese Cavern Site) or simply Japanese Caves are an underground World War II bunker system. Located on the southern end of the island, this system of bunkers was the base for the the 58th Army headquarters. Inside there is a grid of tunnels which are connect by three passages to outlooks. Most of the tunnels were built with concrete and are quite easy to navigate. Those parts which were simply cut into the rock are unsafe and should be avoided. The site is currently undeveloped and not closed, however a development as a tourist site is planned, so this is a temporary state..